CA High Schoolers to Advocate for the Climate at the Capitol

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2016
Contact: Leah Qusba, Communications Director
Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
262.8808661 | leah@acespace.org

CA High Schoolers to Advocate for the Climate at the Capitol
Youth Leaders meet their Representatives for action on Climate Change

10 Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) Action Fellows from California will visit the California State Capitol today (April 12) as part of a Legislative Advocacy Day. They will be urging their representatives to vote yes on SB 1383 and support the implementation of SB 32.

SB 32 was passed in 2006 and designates the State Air Resources Board with monitoring and regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The board is required to adopt an emissions limit equivalent to statewide emissions in 1990 by 2020. However, implementation is complicated by legislative red tape and currently, the bill has been held up in Sacramento. The Action Fellows will be speaking to their representatives to express their support for SB 32 and to ask them to do everything they can to implement the bill.

SB 1383 is an extension of SB 605, passed in 2014. It will required the State Air Resources Board to approve and implement a strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, including: reducing methane emissions by 40%, reducing hydroflourocarbon emissions by 40% and reducing black carbon by 50% of 2013 levels by 2030. The Action Fellows will be asking their representatives to vote for this bill.

Currently, the Action Fellows have meetings set up with over two dozen State Senators and Assembly Members. Working with NextGen Climate America, they hope that they will be able to encourage their representatives to work for a cleaner and healthier California.

  • What: California High School Students are meeting their representatives in support of SB 1383 and SB 32
  • Who: 10 Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) Action Fellows
    • Lisa Chau, Independence High School
    • Maxine Jimenez, UC Santa Cruz
    • Isabelle Tseng, Mission San Jose High School
    • Ivy Chen, Irvington High School
    • Suryaa Murali, Irvington High School
    • Ken Hinh, Andrew P. Hill High School
    • Amy Baylis, Archbishop Mitty High School
    • Haley Anderson, Archbishop Mitty High School
    • Ana Singh, Mission San Jose High School
    • Ryan Condensa, Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Where: California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA, 95814
  • When: April 12, 2016, 10:00am - 4:30pm

More about Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
ACE has a mission to educate young people about the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Their innovative climate education and leadership programs have reached 2 million youth across the United States. Learn more at acespace.org.

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